Get Your Nature Fix
How much time do you spend outdoors in a week?
There’s a growing body of evidence to support what feels intuitively true: people need to spend time in the natural world regularly. When we do, we benefit holistically – body, mind, spirit.
This summer the New York Times wrote about a study of 20,000 people done in England. I wasn’t surprised to read this in the article: “It found that people who spent two hours a week or more outdoors reported being in better health and having a greater sense of well-being than people who didn’t get out at all.”
One favorite way to get my nature fix is long weekend walks. Sometimes alone; sometimes with a friend. When the weather’s good on work from home days, I sit outside to eat my lunch. I watch and listen to the birds in our garden and sometimes see bunnies and deer. My afternoon’s always better after that. I’m better at home and at work when I get my two hours plus a week outdoors.
What can you do to find more time for nature in your week?